Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times Orillia Secondary School’s Graham Van Amelsvoort sets up the offence during action against Waterdown in the semifinals of the Orillia Blackball Classic Saturday. Van Amelsvoort, who quarterbacks the offence, was named the team’s most valuable player of the tournament.

Blackball in the books

Beset by nerves in front of a raucous home-court crowd, the Orillia Secondary School senior boys’ basketball team stumbled to a slow start that...

Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman spoke with residents during the annual Mayor's New Year's Levee on Sunday at the city hall rotunda. Residents were invited to meet with Lehman to discuss their thoughts about 2016 and what the new year will bring.

Lehman meets with residents

Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman held the annual Mayor’s New Year’s Eve Levee on Sunday and met face-to-face with dozens of residents.

The Sunnidale Water Reservoir and Pumping Station in Sunnidale Park could be named after after the late H. John Murphy, a former Public Utilities Commission general manager who worked for the PUC for almost 40 years.

Pumping station could be renamed

The Sunnidale Water Reservoir and Pumping Station could be named after a man who worked for the Barrie Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for almost 40 years.

Cop arrests tenant

Police were called to an address on Parkside Drive. after a landlord called concerning a dispute with his tenant, Saturday.

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